Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff


The Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff (Greek: Αρχηγός του Γενικού Επιτελείου Ναυτικού, abbrev. Α/ΓΕΝ) is the head of the Hellenic Navy General Staff and commander of the Hellenic Navy. The position is customarily held by a three-star flag officer (vice admiral). As part of Greece's membership in NATO, from 1967 until 1999 the Chief of the HNGS was also commander of NATO's COMEDEAST.

Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff
Αρχηγός του Γενικού Επιτελείου Ναυτικού
Incumbent
Vice Admiral Stylianos Petrakis

since 17 January 2020
Hellenic Navy General Staff
AbbreviationΑ/ΓΕΝ
Member of Hellenic Navy
Reports toChief of the National Defence General Staff
SeatHellenic National Defence General Staff
Formation13 December 1907
First holderGeorgios A. Kountouriotis

List of chiefs


No. Portrait Chief of the Navy General StaffTook officeLeft officeTime in office
1
Kountouriotis, GeorgiosCaptain
Georgios A. Kountouriotis [el]
(1851–1908)
13 December 1907[1]10 July 1908210 days
2
Sachtouris, AlexandrosRear Admiral
Alexandros Sachtouris [el]
(1851–1926)
10 July 19083 August 19113 years, 24 days
3
Ginis, PetrosCaptain
Petros Ginis [el]
(1861–1935)
[lower-alpha 1]
07 January 191115 April 19121 year, 99 days
4
Kountouriotis, PavlosRear Admiral
Pavlos Kountouriotis
(1855–1935)
[lower-alpha 2]
16 April 191216 September 1912153 days
5
Kountouriotis, PavlosCaptain
Matthaios Matthaiopoulos [el]
(1870–1921)
16 September 19127 April 19141 year, 203 days
6
Papachristos, DimitriosRear Admiral
Dimitrios Papachristos
(1867–1949)
[lower-alpha 3]
14 April 191416 June 191463 days
7
Dousmanis, SofoklisRear Admiral
Sofoklis Dousmanis
(1868–1952)
[lower-alpha 4]
19 June 191414 June 19172 years, 360 days
8
Kakoulidis, GeorgiosCaptain
Georgios Kakoulidis
(1871–1946)
[lower-alpha 5]
22 June 191718 December 1917179 days
9
Papachristos, DimitriosRear Admiral
Dimitrios Papachristos
(1867–1949)
18 December 191722 June 19202 years, 187 days
10
Ipitis, IoannisRear Admiral
Ioannis Ipitis [el]
(1867–1956)
[lower-alpha 6]
9 November 192026 April 1921168 days
11
Malikopoulos, KonstantinosRear Admiral
Konstantinos Malikopoulos
(1872–1945)
29 April 192115 December 1921230 days
12
Dousmanis, SofoklisRear Admiral
Sofoklis Dousmanis
(1868–1952)
15 December 192112 October 1922301 days
13
Gerontas, AgisilaosCaptain
Agisilaos Gerontas [el]
(1873–1962)
12 October 192211 March 19241 year, 151 days
14
Gonatas, AnastasiosCaptain
Anastasios Gonatas
(1877–1957)
11 March 192424 March 192413 days
15
Loprestis, VikentiosRear Admiral
Vikentios Loprestis [el]
(1872–1953)
24 March 19248 July 19251 year, 106 days
16
Gonatas, AnastasiosCaptain
Anastasios Gonatas
(1877–1957)
8 July 192527 February 1926234 days
17
Louis, ChristosCaptain
Christos Louis
(1877–1957)
[lower-alpha 7]
27 February 19267 July 1926130 days
18
Demestichas, IoannisCaptain
Ioannis Demestichas
(1882–1960)
[lower-alpha 8]
7 July 19263 October 192688 days
19
Louis, ChristosCaptain
Christos Louis
(1877–1957)
3 October 19261 December 192659 days
20
Demestichas, IoannisCaptain
Ioannis Demestichas
(1882–1960)
1 December 192617 February 192778 days
21
Typaldos-Alfonsatos, KonstantinosRear Admiral
Konstantinos Typaldos-Alfonsatos
(1873–1945)
[lower-alpha 9]
17 February 192715 July 1927148 days
22
Malikopoulos, KonstantinosRear Admiral
Konstantinos Malikopoulos
(1872–1945)
15 July 19277 December 19281 year, 145 days
23
Panas, GeorgiosRear Admiral
Georgios Panas
(1876–1939)
7 December 192818 February 19312 years, 73 days
24
Louis, ChristosCaptain
Christos Louis
(1877–1957)
18 February 19317 December 1931292 days
25
Dimoulis, PeriklisRear Admiral
Periklis Dimoulis
(1880–1945)
7 December 193110 December 19321 year, 3 days
26
Demestichas, IoannisCaptain
Ioannis Demestichas
(1882–1960)
10 December 19326 March 193386 days
27
Louis, ChristosCaptain
Christos Louis
(1877–1957)
6 March 19339 March 19333 days
28
Dimoulis, PeriklisRear Admiral
Periklis Dimoulis
(1880–1945)
9 March 193317 August 1933161 days
29
Kavvadias, EpameinondasCaptain
Epameinondas Kavvadias
(1886–1965)
[lower-alpha 10]
23 August 193317 July 1934328 days
30
Dimoulis, PeriklisRear Admiral
Periklis Dimoulis
(1880–1945)
17 July 19343 March 1935229 days
31
Oikonomou, DimitriosVice Admiral
Dimitrios Oikonomou
(1883–1957)
3 March 193519 December 19361 year, 291 days
32
Captain
Epameinondas Kavvadias
(1886–1965)
19.12.193612.01.193724 days
33
Rear Admiral
Alexandros Sakellariou
(1887–1982)
12.01.193713.08.19381 year, 213 days
34
Rear Admiral
Epameinondas Kavvadias
(1886–1965)
13.08.193817.09.193835 days
35
Rear Admiral
Alexandros Sakellariou
(1887–1982)
17.09.193820.04.19412 years, 215 days
36
Rear Admiral
Haralambos Delagrammatikas
26.04.194130.04.19414 days
37
Vice Admiral
Petros Voulgaris
(1883–1957)
03.09.194411.04.1945220 days
38
Vice Admiral
Grigorios Mezeviris
11.04.194514.10.19461 year, 186 days
39
Rear Admiral
Alfredos Leontopoulos
14.10.194602.02.1947111 days
40
Vice Admiral
Grigorios Mezeviris
02.02.194720.09.1947230 days
41
Vice Admiral
Periklis Antonopoulos
20.09.194717.11.19514 years, 58 days
42
Rear Admiral
Panagiotis Konstas
17.11.195106.09.1952294 days
43
Vice Admiral
Pyrros Lappas
(1899–1981)
06.09.195213.09.19586 years, 7 days
44
Vice Admiral
Konstantinos Tsatsos
13.09.195804.12.19591 year, 82 days
45
Vice Admiral
Georgios Panagiotopoulos
4.12.195927.11.19611 year, 358 days
46
Vice Admiral
Dimitrios Kiosses
27.11.196112.12.19632 years, 15 days
47
Vice Admiral
Spyridon Avgeris
(1909–1972)
12.12.196330.03.19673 years, 108 days
48
Vice Admiral
Konstantinos Engolfopoulos
(1912–1991)
30.03.196724.04.196725 days
49
Vice Admiral
Ippokratis Dedes
24.04.196713.12.1967233 days
50
Vice Admiral
Stavros Pervainas
13.12.196718.12.19681 year, 5 days
51
Vice Admiral
Konstantinos Margaritis
18.12.196801.06.19734 years, 165 days
52
Vice Admiral
Petros Arapakis
01.06.197308.01.19751 year, 221 days
53
Vice Admiral
Konstantinos Engolfopoulos
(1912–1991)
08.01.197508.01.19761 year, 0 days
54
Vice Admiral
Spyridon Mourkis
08.01.197616.09.1976252 days
55
Vice Admiral
Spyridon Konofaos
16.09.197605.01.19825 years, 111 days
56
Vice Admiral
Odysseas Kapetos
05.01.198223.03.198277 days
57
Vice Admiral
Nikolaos Pappas
(1930–2013)
23.03.198222.12.19864 years, 274 days
58
Vice Admiral
Leonidas Vasilikopoulos
(1932–2014)
22.12.198617.07.19892 years, 207 days
59
Vice Admiral
Evangelos Lagaras
17.07.198928.02.19922 years, 226 days
60
Vice Admiral
Iraklis Drikos
28.02.199217.12.19931 year, 292 days
61
Vice Admiral
Ioannis Stagas
17.12.199316.02.19962 years, 61 days
62
Vice Admiral
Leonidas Paliogiorgos
16.02.199616.02.19982 years, 0 days
63
Vice Admiral
Georgios Ioannidis
16.02.199815.02.20012 years, 365 days
64
Vice Admiral
Georgios Theodoroulakis
16.02.200105.03.20021 year, 17 days
65
Vice Admiral
Antonis Antoniadis
(born 1946)
05.03.200215.02.20052 years, 347 days
66
Vice Admiral
Dimitrios Gousis
15.02.20055.02.20082 years, 355 days
67
Vice Admiral
Georgios Karamalikis
05.02.200817.02.20102 years, 12 days
68
Vice Admiral
Dimitrios Elefsiniotis
17.02.201001.11.20111 year, 257 days
69
Vice Admiral
Kosmas Christidis
01.11.201107.03.20131 year, 126 days
70
Vice Admiral
Evangelos Apostolakis
(born 1957)
07.03.201316.09.20152 years, 193 days
71
Vice Admiral
Georgios Giakoumakis
(born 1959)
16.09.201516.01.20171 year, 122 days
72
Vice Admiral
Nikolaos Tsounis
16.01.201717.01.20203 years, 1 day
73
Vice Admiral
Stylianos Petrakis
17.01.2020Incumbent1 year, 136 days

Notes


  1. MP for Spetses (1910, 1915), Senator (1932–33)
  2. Commander of the Aegean Fleet during the Balkan Wars (1912–13), Commander's Cross of the Cross of Valour (1914), Member of the "Triumvirate of National Defence" (1916–17), Regent (1920), First President of the Second Hellenic Republic (1924–29)
  3. Senator (1929–35)
  4. Minister for Naval Affairs (1935)
  5. MP and Senator, Governor-General of Thrace
  6. Vice-Minister for Naval Affairs (1950)
  7. Minister for Communications (1945)
  8. 1st term; Minister for Aviation and Naval Affairs (1933), Minister for the Interior, Education, and Mercantile Marine (1944)
  9. Minister for Naval Affairs (1922)
  10. Fleet Commander (1941–42), Vice-Minister for Naval Affairs (1942–43), Commander's Cross of the Cross of Valour (1947)

References


  1. Note: Greece officially adopted the Gregorian calendar on 16 February 1923 (which became 1 March). All dates prior to that, unless specifically denoted, are Old Style.

Sources


  • "Διατελέσαντες Αρχηγοί ΓΕΝ" (in Greek). Hellenic Navy. Archived from the original on 9 September 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2016.